Attention COE Sophomores!

The Fall 2013 professional school admission application will be opening in early April. Linked below are the frequently asked questions regarding professional school admission. It is ESSENTIAL that you review these policies and processes so you are ready to apply and registered for the appropriate courses over spring and, if needed, summer of this year.

Please note two significant changes from last year’s process:

  • You are only allowed to have two summer courses (8 credits) in process when you apply We will assume “C” grades in these summer courses when computing your admission pre-core GPA
  • You MUST have all coursework complete prior to fall of 2013. No “in progress” courses will be allowed in the fall

2013 Pro-School FAQs:


WS 525 Gender & Technology, online course spring 2013
Be an Activist! Make a Difference!
While researching historical and cultural contributions and trends of women in technology fields, this project-based course will guide you through the planning and implementation of an activism project to promote the development and use of technology to women and girls around the globe. In just 10 weeks, you'll: learn about biases in technology, education, and industry; discuss important readings and media online; research, plan, and write about an activism project; setup and use a professional web site; use a variety of business applications. Details

2013 is the International Year for the Mathematics of the Earth. This National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop will focus on the (unsolved) puzzle of the contemporary carbon cycle. Our short program is designed to encourage and help prepare students to attend graduate school in the sciences. It is aimed at undergraduates who are rising juniors or seniors. Students will learn how earth & planetary scientists approach large, complex problems and how new research, instruments, data, and analytic tools that are producing results at the nexus of science, public understanding and policymaking. Students will gain a basic understanding of computing and visualization tools. Details

OEN Job & Intern Fair
The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network invites you to participate at this spring's OEN Job and Intern Fair. Internships not only provide excellent work experience, they also allow you to be an integral part of an exciting and dynamic business environment. Come meet some great local companies and start-ups! The Job Fair will be held in a speed dating format where you will be able to meet with each company you selected beforehand for at least 10 minutes. This will be your chance to make an impression. Details

Microsoft launches two competitions for women
The first award is the Women's Empowerment Award, established in partnership with UN Women, which will be given to two student teams of any gender that create projects that best address issues impacting women globally. First prize is $12,000 and second prize is $8,000. The second is the Women's Athletics App Challenge, in partnership with the Seattle Storm women's basketball team, aimed at female developers, innovators and entrepreneurs who create software related to sports, health or fitness. The winning team will receive $1,000 for each team member. Portland Business Journal

Atlanta to host an International Space Apps Challenge
Are you good at developing “mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions that could contribute to space exploration missions and help improve life on Earth”? If so, NASA wants to meet you. NASA and other government agencies will host the second International Space Apps Challenge April 20-21. Atlanta will be the site for one of the events. Registration opens March 1. Details


AfterCollege Student Scholarships
Deadlines for multiple AfterCollege Student Scholarships are coming up March 31. Apply for the AfterCollege Science Scholarship ($500 scholarship – open to majors in one of the many fields of science). Apply for the AfterCollege Spring Break Student Scholarship ($1,000 scholarship – open to all majors). Details

The Corvallis Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering the following scholarship for the academic year 2013/2014. A one-time scholarship of $1,000 to a non-traditional woman student (25 years or older). She must reside in Linn or Benton County. Application deadline: April 5, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Details

Zonta 2013-2014 Rusnak Scholarship. Zonta Service Foundation of Corvallis is accepting applications for its 2013-2014 Rusnak Scholarship. This $2700 scholarship is reserved for a female student focused on a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, and offers $900 per quarter to help cover tuition, fees, books, and supplies charged to a recipient's account at either Linn Benton Community College or Oregon State University. Application deadline: March 26, 2013. Details

National Research Council Research Associateship Programs
The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals. Details

Opportunity for supported Ph.D. studies at The University of Texas, Arlington
Fully supported Ph.D. study in Health Informatics in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington. We have Department of Education backed funding (through a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need grant) to support U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident students for their Ph.D. studies. This opportunity is open to both M.S. and B.S. graduates, the latter through our expedited B.S. to Ph.D. program. The theme of our GAANN program is health informatics, an area in which our Department has many excellent researchers, focusing on such high tech research as bioinformatics, medical imaging, medical robotics, smart environments, smart health devices, etc. Details


Recent job postings on Beaver JobNet
Students must apply through Beaver JobNet to access/apply for the postings. Using their onid accounts, students/alums can log in here: Any issues with Beaver JobNet, contact

Did you know having an on-line resume is just as important as having one on paper? If you are looking for an internship or job this summer, start building your professional network by joining the Oregon State University EECS Alums
Group on LinkedIn. Any EECS student (or alum) can join!

For more tips on how to find a job or internship, visit

Student Database Administrator/Website Editor, OSU University Honors College. The University Honors College is looking for a Data Administrator/Web Editor with appropriate technical skills to manage database systems and a Drupal 7 website for the University Honors College. This is a part-time position, approximately 10 hours per week. Hours worked can be flexible to accommodate the student’s schedule. Details

Web Developer, Linus Pauling Institute’s Healthy Youth Program. We recently updated our website and need someone to provide ongoing support throughout the year for approximately 5-10 hours per week at $10 per hour. This position requires someone who can work independently. The ideal candidate will have web development skills in addition to experience with databases, CSS, HTML, PHP, MYSQL. Details

Summer Intern Technician IV, Project Engineer, PGE. This summer internship position will perform the functions of an entry-level electrical engineer by providing engineering solutions to problems in order to minimize costs and maximize profits. The work requires application of standard techniques and procedures applied to a specific work segment. It is anticipated that this person will spend considerable amount of time at all the ongoing projects both thermal and renewable currently under development, design and construction at Generation Projects. Details

Summer Internship - Tech IV, Engineering, PGE. This summer internship position will perform a variety of duties to support the engineering staff at Coyote Springs Plant. Function in a capacity to learn various aspects of an electrical or mechanical engineering position at a combined cycle power plant. This position is location at The Coyote Spring Plant in Boardman, Oregon. Details

R&D Summer Intern, Hewlett-Packard. This is a summer internship opportunity in Corvallis, OR. This position will support the development of MEMS processes used for inkjet technologies in one of several process technologies. These include deposition, etch (including various deep silicon etch methods), laser micromachining, photolithography, wafer bonding, and polymer fluidic structures. Details

R&D Engineering Intern, Hewlett-Packard. Primary Responsibilities: perform thorough characterization of bulk lead-free piezoceramics: BZT-BNT-BKT, BMgT-BNT-BKT, BNiT-BNT-BKT, BMgT-BNT, BNiT-BNT, BMgT-BKT, BNiT-BKT using AixACCT tools; characterize thin-film lead-free piezoceramics prepared at OSU; develop approach for testing piezoceramics without bottom electrode; characterize thin-film PZT and lead-free piezoceramics deposited on alternative substrates prepared at OSU; communicates, reports, archives results. Details

Computer Science Software Engineering Intern, HP. Analyzes, designs, programs, debugs, and modifies software enhancements and/or new products used in local lab environment. Using current programming language and technologies, writes code, completes programming, and performs testing and debugging of applications. Completes documentation and procedures for installation and maintenance. May interact with users to define system requirements and/or necessary modifications. Details

Software Engineering Internship, Exterro. Exterro, Inc. (the world’s leading e-discovery software firm based in Portland, OR), is looking to hire 5 paid Interns to work on-site with us on a six-month project within Exterro’s Product Engineering team. After receiving two weeks of in-depth product training, Interns will gain hands-on experience in the software development lifecycle from requirements analysis all the way through to delivery. The duration of this internship assignment is April 15th-October 15th, with potential to be hired on as a full-time Exterro employee at the end of the internship depending on performance. Details

Thin Film Material Development intern, Hewlett-Packard. This position will be focused on the evaluation of device reliability for different thin film materials. The candidate must have excellent teamwork and communication skills, be familiar with design of experiments, have experience with basic project planning, and have the aptitude to learn quickly in a rapidly moving R&D environment. Knowledge of electrical device testing and thin film deposition processes will be useful. Must have a BS in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Materials Science and be studying for an advanced degree in a related area. Details

Entry-Level Software Developer. We are looking for a eager entry-level programmer for a opportunity in Downtown Portland. This fast growing software company has a employee first environment with commitment to career development.  The ideal candidate would thrive in a casual but production oriented team environment where creative problem solving is generally applauded. Initially, a  primary responsibility of this entry-level role includes maintaining software libraries and providing first line customer support. Details

Entry Level Software Engineer. The Software Engineer, working with the Software Engineering team, implements and maintains device driver software (including drivers, control panels, and installers) and other components. Other responsibilities include supporting third party application developers in interfacing to products and providing assistance to the technical support staff in supporting customers. Details

FY13 Graduate Engineer, Hewlett-Packard. Ability to apply intermediate level of subject matter knowledge to solve a variety of common business issues. Works on problems/projects of moderately complex scope. Exercises independent judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate action. Acts as an informed team member providing analysis of information and limited project direction input. Follows established guidelines and interprets policies. Evaluates unique circumstances and makes recommendations. Details

Jobs listed through LinkedIn (these are just a few of the hundreds of jobs listed)

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